Oregon; Forests and forestry; Illegal aliens; United States Politics and government; Racism; Logging
While the exploitation of Latino workers in many industries is well known, "pineros," Latino forest workers, toil largely in obscurity. In her book Pineros: Latino Labor and the Changing Face of Forestry (published in 2012 by the University of...
Public lands; United States. National Park Service; United States. Forest Service.
The U. S. manages a vast system of national forests, grasslands, parks, and refuges, landscapes that contain some of the most beautiful and resource-rich terrain in the country. Since their establishment beginning in the late 19th-century, these...
Public schools; Educational change; Education; Los Angeles Unified School District;
The story of public education in Los Angeles is one of institutional decline and hollowing out mixed with daily heroism and self-sacrifice on the part of teachers and administrators who try to make an old institution do things it was not designed...
Secularism; Religion and sociology; Denmark - Religion; Sweden - Religion;
Many people assume that a society without a strong faith in God would be hell on earth: full of chaos and immorality. Many people also assume that religion is a universal phenomenon because it addresses two essential human needs: the need for...
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910; Lyon, Isabel, 1863-1958; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Relations with women; Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 - Last years;
In Mark Twain's last decade, his writings took a sharp turn in tone from colorful satire to outright bitterness. People point to the death of his wife and two of his daughters, but as another possible explanation, Pitzer President Laura Skandera...
Women in the Bible; Matriarchs (Bible); Bible. O.T. Genesis; Bible. O.T. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Eve or Lot's wife, Sarah or Hagar, Rebecca, Leah and Rachel - many of the women characters in the book of Genesis are used as archetypes for women until this day. Yet how well do these images, disseminated about these women from everything from...
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